At The Aiken Regional Medical Centers Blog you'll find information you can use to improve your overall health and well-being, and stories about our amazing patients and Healthcare Heroes serving our community.

Could You Have Atrial Fibrillation?

January 12, 2022

What to know about this sometimes silent condition

Heart Attack Symptoms – What’s Different for Men and Women

January 12, 2022

Knowing the signs and symptoms can save your life!

New Doctors, New Locations

January 11, 2022

Aiken Physicians Alliance expands healthcare options for the community.

A Lasting Option for Bladder Control Issues

December 28, 2021

FDA-approved procedure provides minimally invasive treatment for incontinence.

The Pros and Cons of Smoothies and Juicing

December 27, 2021

Ethan Baldridge, Clinical Nutrition Manager at Aiken Regional, shares his insight on a trendy nutrition topic.

PTSD and the Pandemic - What You Should Know

December 27, 2021

Answers for what it is, how to recognize it, and where to find help.

Could You Have Seasonal Depression?

December 16, 2021

Winter blahs and holiday stress have you down? Read more for helpful strategies to lighten your mood.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 16, 2021

Want a fresh start for 2022? Create realistic, reasonable goals to set yourself up for success.

‘We Are Aiken Regional’ Now and in the Future

November 15, 2021

At Aiken Regional Medical Centers, our mission is simple: to strengthen the health of our community through compassionate, quality care.

An MRI for Comfort in a Relaxed Environment

November 5, 2021

“So much thought was put into the patient experience in the design of this tool,” says Josh Tune, RT(R)(CT)(MR), MRI/CT, lead technologist at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

ER at Sweetwater Will Bring Care to a Growing Community

October 28, 2021

“We are committed to meeting the growing healthcare needs of our community,” says Jim O’Loughlin, Chief Executive Officer.

A Proactive Approach to Breast Cancer

October 14, 2021

Self-exams play an important role in detecting breast cancer early.

Fighting Cancer – It Takes A Village

October 7, 2021

With faith, trust and hope, these brave women did not give up when faced with a breast cancer diagnosis. Their stories are simply inspiring.

Annual Breast Cancer Screenings Can Be Life-Saving

September 28, 2021

"A 3D mammogram can detect breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage,” says Jill Enter, MD, of Aiken Surgical Associates.

Help Prevent Suicide

September 21, 2021

Know the signs that someone might be at risk.

Diagnosing and Treating Brain Tumors

August 24, 2021

Neurosurgeon Joshua T. Prickett, DO, shares insight on the multidisciplinary approach used by the neurology team.   

Graduate Nurse Externs Share Their Stories of Success

August 3, 2021

Hear from the first four nursing students who recently graduated from the Aiken Regional Mentoring Consortium Nurse Externship Program as they share their experiences.

Heart Monitoring from the Comfort of Home

May 25, 2021

“It’s very easy to use and comforting to know that my condition is being monitored each and every day,” says patient Patrick Casey of Aiken.

‘I Knocked on Heaven’s Door, and They Turned Me Away’

March 5, 2021

An Aiken resident tells her story of survival and recovery after experiencing a heart attack, thanks to Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

How to Treat and Prevent Migraines

December 10, 2020

More than 36 million Americans suffer from migraines. Learn more about treatment for this disabling condition.

Staying Healthy During Flu Season with COVID-19

November 12, 2020

While each flu season is different, the seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza virus that scientists believe will be most common during the upcoming flu season.

No One Fights Alone

October 21, 2020

We Are Living Hope highlights the stories of four courageous women diagnosed with breast cancer and their brave fight for their lives.

A New Approach to Treating Heart Failure

June 12, 2020

New clinic treats acute and chronic heart failure, which can prevent hospital admission and improve quality of life.

Ask the Doctor: Getting the Lowdown on Sepsis

June 10, 2020

Internal Medicine Physician Bhagyashree Shastri, MD, answers frequently asked questions about sepsis and when to get help.

For Life’s Emergencies, Big and Small

June 8, 2020

Internal Medicine Physician Bhagyashree Shastri, MD, answers frequently asked questions about sepsis and when to get help.

A Big 'Thank You' for Supporting Our Team

June 5, 2020

Local organizations, companies and individuals contribute food, supplies and messages of encouragement for our team during the COVID-19 pandemic.